Byron aims for ‘family-friendly’ New Year’s Eve

Cape Byron Lighthouse will oversee the First Sun event on January 1, which will feature meditation and yoga.

Byron is once again opting for a low-key family-friendly New Year’s Eve, with shire residents being urged to come into town to join in the fun.

Jonson Street will be closed to traffic and will be a pedestrian zone featuring live music, circus acts, cabaret, comedy and fabulous food.

Byron Shire Council’s general manager Ken Gainger said there would be no events on the beachfront, which, like most parts of Byron Bay, will be an alcohol-free zone.

There also will be no fireworks to mark the New Year.

‘The focus is on fantastic family-friendly entertainment and great food so if you want to drink and party then Byron Bay is not the place for you on New Year’s Eve,’ Mr Gainger said.

‘We are hoping that people from around the Byron Shire will take the opportunity to come to Byron Bay to mark the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 and to celebrate the wonderful sense of community that our Shire is so famous for.’

‘New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay is for anyone interested in a low-key approach to New Year’s Eve.’

For those up early on the first day of 2018, there will be a First Sun event at 5.15am at the Cape Byron Lighthouse. The event will feature meditation and yoga.


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